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Copyright infringement is a cognizable, non-bailable offence under Section 63 of the Copyright Act: Supreme Court

There’s one good piece of news if you’re thinking about suing a rival who plagiarised your intellectual property.  As it turns out, copyright infringement isn’t a trivial offence, as perceived by many of the general public. The Supreme Court recently overturned a Delhi High Court decision, ruling that the crime under Section 63

By |2022-06-07T05:00:49+00:00June 7th, 2022|IP Unplugged|0 Comments

CELEBRITY RIGHTS

THE EXTENT OF PUBLICITY TOLERATED BY PERSONALITY RIGHTS:  PROTECTION OF CELEBRITY RIGHTS UNDER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW Individuals who are qualified to be popular by public opinion are often termed as celebrities or influencers. Artists, politicians, athletes, business tycoons and everyone who dreams of becoming famous, including those with huge followers in social

By |2022-03-25T04:19:05+00:00March 25th, 2022|IP Unplugged|0 Comments

IP protection of Hashtags

The development of social media and the new age of influencer marketing has revolutionised the way in which brands, endorsers and consumers interact with one another to promote their products and services. Using hashtags on social media is a great way of advertising one’s brand and increasing visibility and to gain exposure among

By |2022-03-17T04:41:05+00:00March 17th, 2022|IP Unplugged|0 Comments

PROTECTION OF BRANDS ACROSS BORDERS

Creativity is a catalyst for innovation in society, propelling it towards the greater good. Intellectual property law ensures the preservation of such creative interests while advancing technology and preserving the creator's rights at the same time. But these creators often find themselves in a tough position when it comes to building a worldwide reputation

By |2022-02-28T02:55:26+00:00February 28th, 2022|IP Unplugged|0 Comments

Apple shop layouts – an evolution in the protection of brands

Brand names and logos are not the only things a trademark protects. Cadbury trademarked the shade of purple associated with the brand, and Coca-Cola trademarked its iconic Coca-Cola bottle. Meanwhile, Apple Inc., known for its revolutionary gadgets and out of the box ideas, has gone a step further, by successfully securing trademarks for its retail store design after a three-year-long battle. The news has attracted a lot of attention despite not being

By |2022-01-18T23:34:49+00:00January 18th, 2022|IP Unplugged|0 Comments

The Supreme Court restores Limitation Extension & excludes Period From 15.03.2020 to 28.02.2022 From Limitation

The Supreme Court restores Limitation Extension & excludes Period From 15.03.2020 to 28.02.2022 From Limitation Recently, a Miscellaneous Application was filed by the Supreme Court Advocates­ on ­Record Association in the context of the spread of the new variant of the COVID­19 and the drastic surge in the number of COVID cases across the

By |2022-01-15T10:12:38+00:00January 15th, 2022|IP Unplugged|0 Comments

COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT OR FAIR USE: THE EXISTING DUBIETY IN LEGALITY OF MEMES, THE SOCIAL MEDIA STAR!

Social media being a platform to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content has evolved over time by virtue of the human instinct to communicate. In the recent times, it has become a necessity in one’s life, as social media grew from direct electronic information exchange platform, to virtual gathering place, to a

By |2022-01-02T14:09:50+00:00January 2nd, 2022|IP Unplugged|0 Comments

Protecting brands and trademarks on the internet

Before the age of the internet, businesses used to flourish using conventional methods of sales such as in-store sales and customers shopping through catalogues where paper was the main mode of communication. Trade over the internet was comparatively new and an alien concept. Nowadays, especially with the ongoing pandemic, and increasing use of E-commerce

By |2021-11-05T08:46:33+00:00November 5th, 2021|IP Unplugged|0 Comments

Supreme Court to recall limitation period

Supreme Court to recall limitation period The Supreme Court announced on   23 September 2021, that it would be recalling its earlier Suo motu Order of April 2021 that extended the limitation period in proceedings before Courts/Tribunals in the Country. This Order was brought into effect to obviate difficulties faced by lawyers and litigants due

By |2021-09-24T16:49:47+00:00September 24th, 2021|IP Unplugged|0 Comments